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Early Morning Robbery Arrest

An Oakdale man was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery at Walgreen's on West F Street on Monday morning, July 30.

August 01, 2012 | | Crime


Burglary Suspect Briefly Escapes Police Custody

A local parolee, arrested for a residential burglary, escaped police custody Wednesday morning, July 25, and was later apprehended after an hour-long search where he was found hiding near the neighborhood of the Oakdale Police Station.

August 01, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Clues Sought In Rape

Oakdale Police have brought in additional resources in the hopes of cracking a recent case that has put the community on edge.

June 20, 2012 | | Crime


Drive-By Shooting Mars Quiet Holiday Weekend

Although cooler weather and a bout of rain showers on Friday, May 25 kept many people from the waterways, resulting in zero rescues on the Stanislaus River and Woodward Reservoir, a drive-by shooting on Saturday marred an otherwise quiet Memorial Day holiday weekend.

May 30, 2012 | | Crime


Duo Booked In Area Pot Grow Operation

Members of the San Joaquin County Metro Narcotics Task Force served search warrants at two rural Escalon locations on Wednesday, May 9 confiscating several hundred marijuana plants and several thousand dollars in cash.

May 10, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Crime


OID Hikes Water Theft Fines

In an effort to curb water theft, which includes taking irrigation water out of rotation without permission from the ditchtender, the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors voted 4-1 to increase the district's fines to offenders. The fine had previously been $250 per occurrence. Now, the fines will be $500 for first offense, $750 for second offense, $1,250 for third offense. Plus, the offending party will be billed for all water that was potentially withdrawn at the out-of-district rate of $40 per acre foot. If the fine is not paid after 15 days of written notification, the offender ...

March 21, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Crime


City Crime Stats On The Rise

There were no big surprises with the recent crime statistics report released by the Oakdale Police Department but the numbers certainly seem to reflect the ongoing economic struggle faced by the state of California as crimes such as theft and vandalism have seen increases from the prior year.

March 21, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Crime


Shots Strike Home, Vehicles In City

Oakdale Police said they received multiple 911 calls reporting the sound of gunshots in the area of West F Street and Oak, with one caller indicating a home at 20 N. Oak Ave. was involved. Officers responding to the scene located three subjects outside the home at 20 N. Oak. They were detained and it was determined they were the victims of the drive by shooting.

March 05, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Crime


Bar Melee Results In ‘Serious’ Injuries’

Several people were hurt and one man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder by Oakdale Police following a stabbing early morning Saturday, Feb. 25 at a local bar.

February 29, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Crime


Victims Sustain 'Possibly Life-Threatening' Injuries

Oakdale Police made an arrest for attempted murder following a stabbing early morning Saturday, Feb. 25 at a local bar. They are also investigating the death of a 43-year-old city woman in an unrelated incident.

February 28, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Crime


Child Left Behind - Riverbank Councilman Crashes, Flees Scene

Riverbank City Councilman Jesse James White, 23, was arrested early Monday morning, Feb, 20 on charges of driving under the influence and child endangerment after his 2002 Corvette slammed into a parked vehicle in Oakdale around 1 a.m.

February 22, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Crime


Riverbank Councilman Arrested

An early morning auto accident Monday, Feb. 20 resulted in charges of felony driving under the influence and child endangerment being brought against Riverbank City Councilman Jesse James White.

February 20, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Crime


Sexual Assault Yields Internet Predator Arrest

Using Facebook to make contact with his victims, a 20-year-old Oakdale man has been arrested in connection with the possible sexual assault of a minor.

February 08, 2012 | | Crime


The Ripple Effect - Crime Spikes, Fewer Resources Affect Quality Of Life

Tom Locklin has reason to be upset.

January 18, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Crime


Scammers Find High-Tech Ways To Steal

Recently, a local woman found herself on the receiving end of a new scamming technique that is the latest twist of the email "phishing" scheme, called "smishing," which is when the victim receives a text message or automated message from a trusted source, such as bank or Paypal, claiming there is an issue with their account.

December 28, 2011 | | Crime


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Oakdale Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Child Pornography Charges

The United States Department of Justice announced Monday, Oct. 27 that Timothy Brian Werlhof, 24, of Oakdale, pleaded guilty to possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of prepubescent minors.

October 29, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Burglary Investigation Nets Arrests

Investigation into a local burglary in Escalon led local police officers to nearby Oakdale over the weekend, where they made three arrests.

October 08, 2014 | | Crime


12-Hour Ordeal - Shooting Leads To SWAT Standoff

A late night shooting that sent one man to the hospital resulted in a 12-hour police standoff with SWAT officers at an East H Street residence on Saturday, Sept. 27.

October 01, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Murder Suspect Now In Jail

Stanislaus Sheriff's investigators announced a Riverbank man wanted in connection with a homicide last month that left a 59-year-old man dead was arrested Wednesday night, Sept. 10 in Turlock.

September 17, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Police Investigate Infant Overdose

Oakdale Police are investigating the circumstances that sent a nine-month old female to the hospital due to an opiate overdose in the early morning hours on Thursday, Sept. 4. The infant is recovering in a Madera hospital.

September 10, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Two Arrested In Theft Of Dead Man’s Assets

A coroner's investigation into the next of kin for a deceased homeless man led detectives to discover that $18,000 had been taken from the dead man's bank account the day after his death.

September 03, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Crime


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